Passion Flower Opened Its First Bloom

Well, we didn’t have to wait very long for the passion flower to open a bloom. The pictures I posted earlier today were taken on 20 July, three days ago.

It’s been raining since last night and for the last few nights we’ve had some window-rattling storms. Maybe all the rain helped the first passionflower blossom open up today, 23 July 2008.

Passion flower blossom.

Closeup of passionflower bloom.

View of the top of a passion flower blossom.

Side view of the passion-flower bloom.

The common passion flower, Passiflora caerulea, is a large blossom, measuring nearly 3 inches across and almost as high. They’re very interesting with all that multi-colored fringe.

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